“The Government Is Not Coming For Your Guns”

Unless they want to.

U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed an emergency order allowing the seizure of private guns, ammunition, explosives and property the National Guard may need to respond to Hurricane Irma.
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Mapp signed the order Monday in preparation for Hurricane Irma. The order allows the Adjutant General of the Virgin Islands to seize private property they believe necessary to protect the islands, subject to approval by the territory’s Justice Department.

I’m feeling pretty good about supporting the 2015 bill that bars the Minnesota state government from doing any such thing.

3 thoughts on ““The Government Is Not Coming For Your Guns”

  1. OK, you’ve got a category 5 hurricane coming that theoretically can knock any building not made of reinforced concrete right off its foundations, and they’re proposing to send the National Guard out to harass law abiding gun owners and prevent them from securing their property as best they know. Do I have that right?

    No matter where one lands on the gun rights spectrum, this is idiotic.

  2. I’m feeling pretty good about supporting the 2015 bill that bars the Minnesota state government from doing any such thing.

    Yeah, just like those restraining orders stop abusers.

  3. Stuff like this is why at least one gun nut of my acquaintance has two lockers: one in the open containing guns purchased through dealers so there’s a federal form on file; and a hidden one containing guns purchased directly from private sellers so there’s nothing on file. Naturally, the ammo is divided, too.

    “You’re here to take possession of my guns, officer? No problem, help yourself to anything in this locker.”

    It’s not paranoid if they really are out to get you.

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